Isabel Rawsthorne (Lithograph)
Isabel Rawsthorne (Lithograph)
Isabel Rawsthorne (Lithograph)
Isabel Rawsthorne (Lithograph)
Isabel Rawsthorne (Lithograph)

FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992)

Isabel Rawsthorne (Lithograph)

c. 1966 British

Offered by Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

£845 gbp
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A fine quality collectors early Lithograph Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne,preserved under glass.

Originally painted in Pastel & Watercolour.

Mounted inside a quality gallery frame with double mount and protected under glass.

LABEL VERSO
Reads Francis Bacon
1909-1992
Lithograph 1966
PORTRAIT OF ISABEL RAWSTHORNE

PRICES
(These examples from 1966 have been sold for £845 unframed) See details on website Artnet for current values.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged and raw imagery.
His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds.

ISABEL HAWTHORNE

This is one of the many paintings Bacon made of his friend, the artist Isabel Rawsthorne. He preferred to base such works on photographs of the subject rather than work from life.Intimate knowledge of the sitter was also essential. ‘What I want to do is to distort the thing far beyond the appearance, but in the distortion to bring it back to a recording of the appearance’, he said.
Good Clean Condition Preserved Under Glass.
Gallery frame fitted 5 years with minimal wear.
Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged and raw imagery.
His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds.

Bacon took up painting in his early 20s but worked sporadically and uncertainly until his mid-30s.
He drifted as a highly complex bon vivant, homosexual, gambler and interior decorator and designer of furniture, rugs and bathroom tiles.
He later admitted that his artistic career was delayed because he spent too long looking for subject matter that could sustain his interest.

His breakthrough came with the 1944 triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, which in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, sealed his reputation as a uniquely bleak chronicler of the human condition.

Bacon said that he saw images "in series", and his artistic output typically focused on a single subject or format for sustained periods, often in triptych or diptych formats. His output can be crudely described as sequences or variations on a single motif beginning with the 1930s Picasso-informed Furies, moving on to the 1940s male heads isolated in rooms or geometric structures, the 1950s screaming popes, and the mid-to-late 1950s animals and lone figures.
These were followed by his early 1960s variations on crucifixion scenes.

From the mid-1960s he mainly produced portraits of friends and drinking companions, either as single or triptych panels. Following the 1971 suicide of his lover George Dyer, his art became more sombre, inward-looking and preoccupied with the passage of time and death.

The climax of this later period is marked by masterpieces, including his 1982's "Study for Self-Portrait" & Study for a Self Portrait -Triptych, 1985-86

ISABEL HAWTHORNE

This is one of the many paintings Bacon made of his friend, the artist Isabel Rawsthorne. He preferred to base such works on photographs of the subject rather than work from life.Intimate knowledge of the sitter was also essential. ‘What I want to do is to distort the thing far beyond the appearance, but in the distortion to bring it back to a recording of the appearance’, he said.
Dimensions
External Height 22.00 cm (8.66 inches)
External Width 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Stock Code
0289
Medium
Lithograph Reproduced After Original on Paper Limited Run
Signed/Inscribed
1966
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